After 10 weeks at No. 1, the funky mega-hit gets a boost from the Atlanta rapper who inspired it: Trinidad James.
Just months after being dropped from Def Jam, Trinidad James is having the last word. Despite a major 2012 debut with the viral single, "All Gold Everything," the Atlanta rapper soon fell out of view. Now, he's back with a remix to one of the biggest songs of the year: Mark Ronson and Bruno Mars' "Uptown Funk." Listen to the new version here.
It's a jackpot verse, and sees James sliding through smooth lyrics that play on "All Gold Everything" and "Uptown funk" ("I'm too hot, hot damn! / I like myself on Instagram"). He also namechecks Eddie Murphy, MC Hammer and Beyonce, and even throws shade at his former label: "Covered in gold, you know who I am… thank Def Jam for that money."